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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 175 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST - Hartford Office

Our Hartford Office is seeking an individual for the role of Accounts Payable Specialist. General responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: preparing all aspects of employee and partner expense reimbursements including coding, auditing, processing and payment notification; reimbursing satellite office petty cash accounts; processing client cost recovery accounts; preparation of weekly time advisory report; processing and tracking invoices; and monthly procurement of employee transportation passes. In addition, the Accounts Payable Specialist will serve as back-up to general accounts payable functions, including processing daily checks and knowledge of vendors and monthly processes.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication skills, and have strong customer service skills to interact with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the firm. Must be a pro-active self-starter with emphasis on self-initiation and follow-through and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Accuracy, strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also required. In addition, the Accounts Payable Specialist must display excellent judgment, a commitment to confidentiality and discretion and must possess proficient computer software skills, including the MS Office Suite and have especially strong Excel skills. Experience using Aderant/CMS software is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of accounts payable experience in a law firm or professional services environment. A degree in Accounting/Business is desired, but not required.

ACCOUNTING SUPPORT SPECIALIST - Hartford Office

Our Hartford Office is seeking an individual for the role of Accounting Support Specialist. General responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: preparation and posting of client’s trust checks and bank deposits; initiation of outgoing wires; posting of incoming trust account wires; monthly internal reporting and account reconciliation; backup support for daily operating account bank deposit and accounts payable check processing.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication skills, and have strong customer service skills to interact with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the firm. Must be a pro-active self-starter with emphasis on self-initiation and follow-through and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Accuracy, strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also required. In addition, the Accounting Support Specialist must display excellent judgment, a commitment to confidentiality and discretion and must possess proficient computer software skills, including the MS Office Suite and have especially strong Excel skills. Experience using Aderant/CMS software is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of related accounting experience in a law firm or professional services environment.

CHIEF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.

For nearly 100 years, our clients have relied on us to be their trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. Our client’s success is our primary goal. We are looking for a Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, who understands this, and is able to develop and execute a strategic plan, which supports our attorneys’ efforts.

A minimum of 10 years previous law firm or professional services experience as the top marketing professional required. Must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is preferred). The successful candidate must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, in order to interface well with all levels of personnel. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the Firm’s attorneys, have a thorough knowledge of marketing principles, brand, product and service management, and a deep understanding of the changing dynamics of the legal industry. Strong team management abilities are also required.

LEGAL SECRETARY - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking an experienced litigation secretary.  The successful candidate must possess superior interpersonal and organizational skills, communicate well with attorneys and clients, be highly motivated to learn and have strong attention to detail and accuracy. The ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline driven. In addition, the candidate must be familiar with state and federal court rules and procedures, be able to handle electronic filings and also be able to adapt to new and changing demands. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is also necessary.

PARALEGAL - Washington, D.C. Office

Our Washington, D.C. office has an immediate opening for a paralegal.  We are seeking a college graduate with a strong academic record, effective communication skills and the ability to manage and complete multiple tasks in a high-pressure, time-sensitive practice.  The successful candidate must be well-organized, be able to adapt to changing needs and have the willingness and flexibility to work overtime.  Specific duties will include revising, cite-checking and assisting with filing trial and appellate briefs, mediation submissions and memoranda; trial preparation, including deposition preparation, hearings and status conferences; researching applicable local rules in multiple jurisdictions for briefing compliance; drafting pro hac vice motions and assisting with drafting affidavits and declarations supporting dispositive motions; preparing exhibits and evidence for same; drafting and revising non-legal correspondence to clients and outside counsel; and assisting with discovery phase of litigation, including reviewing and preparing production of documents, coordinating with technical support and outside vendors, and analyzing documents received from other parties.

PRACTICE TECHNOLOGY ANALYST - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking a Practice Technology Analyst (PTA) who will be responsible for supporting the applications and technology needs of the practice groups and the administrative support areas. The candidate will work with other IS staff members to implement, update, maintain and troubleshoot applications specific to the practice and administrative functions. Also, in coordination with the Practice Technology Manager, the PTA is responsible for researching, identifying and recommending new applications and support technologies through networking and attendance at various industry and other affiliations.

It is essential that the PTA be familiar with a broad cross-section of legal and financial applications, including time entry, calendaring/docketing and case management, as well as such technical tools as SQL, Visual Basic/VBA and MS Office, particularly Access and Excel. The ability to identify and implement process and workflow improvements for increased efficiency is also important.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be a pro-active starter with emphasis on self-initiation and follow-through, and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. In addition, the candidate must have strong data analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and report on information with attention to detail and accuracy, and must have an understanding of data integrity between systems.

Specifically, the successful candidate must have SQL Server expertise, including T-SQL, stored procedures and data modeling; at least 2 years of experience in supporting financial accounting systems; and experience in creating Visual Basic/VBA macros and code snippets.

A Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or information management or related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have three to five years of relevant experience in a legal or professional services organization.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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